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Hollywood movies, and even off-Hollywood independent films, have long encouraged us to empathize with unstable or psychologically troubled characters only if they're "kooky" for a little while, as a prelude to more palatable, normalized levels of...
Here's a Day 2 recap from the Toronto International Film Festival. Everybody sees a different slate of movies each day here. Friday went this way: After the gamer-oriented slaughter of “Dredd 3D,” the fanciful and tricksy theatrics of director...
In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
Already open in New York and Los Angeles and going into general release Friday, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's strange, audacious drama "The Master" evokes a feverish state of mind more than a conventional movie, though its story can be...
Pop2itPaul Thomas Anderson's Scientology-inspired awards contender grossed $242,127 from five theaters for a remarkable $48,425 per-screen average; "Resident Evil: Retribution" was No.1 with $8.4 million....
@AndrewJRamosYou can bet that Joaquin Phoenix won't be attending this year's Oscars, or next years, or the Oscars after that. Apparently the actor doesn't think much of Hollywood's "biggest night." In a very candid chat with Interview Magazine, Phoenix rips the...
VarietyMOSCOW -- German distributor Senator has added Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" to its distribution slate. The Weinstein Company production stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams in the 1950s-set story of a troubled WWII veteran...
David Ayers wrote and directed "End of Watch." He also wrote the gritty cop drama "Training Day," which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for best actor. This new film careens across the screen with all the non-stop action you expect from a serious film...
RedEye special contributorNick Waterhouse might be a young man, but he has an old sound. On his debut album "Time's All Gone," the Los Angeles soul man comes across like a time traveler from the 1960s, belting out rowdy, R&B-tinged numbers about the women who've caused him hurt...
“I need to get the lighting right,” mutters the man with the camera in “The Master,” one of the few truly vital and unruly American films in recent years. The man is Freddie Quell, a World War II Navy veteran suffering from what...
**** (out of four) It doesn't take an Olympic judge to recognize the degree of difficulty in Paul Thomas Anderson's “The Master,” either in the writer-director’s execution or the audience’s task of processing it. For anyone...
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